Can't modify Outlook view font with IE anymore (even though IE still affects print font)

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I recently migrated from XP to Windows 7 pro-x64. But for now I'm keeping Outlook 2003.

The problem is that I have a higher resolution screen on my new laptop. I knew that this meant I'd have to make some font modifications (enlargement, for readability) -- including increasing the system font. But I figured that for Outlook html mail I could adjust the fonts globally simply by adjusting size in Internet Explorer (now IE 10) -- i.e., the way it worked for me with OL 2003 in XP. But I was dismayed to find that this isn't working anymore, despite all the experimenting I've done with different settings. Instead I have to zoom or enlarge font on each message manually/individually.

But after resigning myself to this unfortunate regression in functionality, I realized that my emails with the tiny font were *printing* with huge font -- even when I hadn't done any text-enlargement or zooming within the individual message. Sure enough, it turns out I was getting the large *print* text size because I had text set to Largest in IE. If I reduce it to Medium all my messages in OL print with "just right" font. This makes the fact that I can no longer get IE to adjust the font in *viewing* -- which is hugely more important to me than printing -- all the more mysterious and frustrating. OTOH it gives me a ray of "hope" in that at least there is still some sign of a link between IE and OL fonts. Can you advise me on how I might be able to once again take advantage of that link in *viewing* emails? (I note that third-party "auto-zoom" utilities unfortunately only seem to be available for OL 2007+.)

Thanks!
 

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I think the zoom utilities only work with 2007 and up because of changes to the object model.

I'll see what i can find out about the font size.
 

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Outlook no longer uses IE as the HTML rendering engine. I can't find any way to make the IE font settings work in outlook. You could open the messages in the browser, using View in Browser, but its an extra step.
 

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Thanks, but did you recall that I'm using Outlook 2003? Is there even a way to "View in Browser" with that version (I don't see that option)? And does the "no longer uses IE as the HTML rendering engine" still apply given it is OL 2003? If so, what HTML rendering engine is it using now? Thanks.
 
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